Ishmael Beah, 'Radiance of Tomorrow'

03/25/2014 7:00 pm

Ishmael Beah woke us from our slumbers with his memoir of being a forced child soldier in Sierra Leone, A Long Way Gone. Join us as the UNICEF Ambassador and Advocate for Children Affected by War revisits his homeland after the fighting is done and continues the story of his country's civil war in Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel.

Friends Benjamin and Bockarie return to their desecrated village, intent on rebuilding the community by taking up their old posts as teachers. Hunger, retaliation, scattered acts of violence, and a foreign mining concern’s depredations slow their progress and precipitate some soul searching, but our heroes (like Beah himself) stay radiant to the end.

Can't make the event? Call us (603-224-0562) or email us (gibsons@totalnetnh.net) to have us put a copy aside to be signed for you. Or purchase a copy from the book link below and ask us to have it signed in the "Order Comments" box. 

 

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$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780374246020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sarah Crichton Books, 1/2014

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  • Add the book to your shopping cart and then click Checkout.
  • Specify in Order Comments that you want a signed copy of the book.
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Can I request a personalized inscription?
We are happy to take requests for the author to sign your book to a specific person, but we can't guarantee it. If you do get a personalized inscription, the book will be non-returnable. We will require credit card information when you place the order.


$13.00
ISBN-13: 9780374531263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sarah Crichton Books, 8/2008

Ordering a signed book on gibsonsbookstore.com:

  • There is no extra fee for a signed book!
  • Add the book to your shopping cart and then click Checkout.
  • Specify in Order Comments that you want a signed copy of the book.
  • Please note: online orders for signed copies must be placed at least one business day before the event. If you are ordering the day of, please call us instead.

Can I request a personalized inscription?
We are happy to take requests for the author to sign your book to a specific person, but we can't guarantee it. If you do get a personalized inscription, the book will be non-returnable. We will require credit card information when you place the order.


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Attention history buffs, poetry lovers, and beer enthusiasts. August 18th, 2014


Tuesday, August 19, 7 PM
Join us as we welcome Jessica Lander, author of Driving Backwards, to Gibson's Bookstore.  Driving Backwards is a memoir of Gilmanton, which briefly was the best known small town in the United States. Read more about this fascinating book here, and please join us!
“Take a small town, add a fresh voice, mix in some truly memorable detail, and you have Driving Backwards. Charming, vivid, informative, and a little bit scandalous, it crosses Robert Frost with John McPhee—just marvelous.”  —Gish Jen, author of The Love Wife and Tiger Writing
Meet the Poet Laureate of NH, Alice Fogel, and fellow poet Patrice Pinette,
Wed., August 20, at 7 PM
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire meets at Gibson's on the third Wednesday of each month. This month, our guests are Alice Fogel and Patrice Pinette. Their readings will be followed by an open-mic event. Come to read, come to listen--all are welcome!


New Hampshire Beer! Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 PM
Come learn all about the history and craft of brewing beer in New Hampshire!
Brian Aldrich started writing about beer for his blog Seacoast Beverage Lab in March 2010. Along with his blog and craft beer podcast, Brian is the beer master at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, providing guests with a unique craft beer experience. He lives in Newfields, New Hampshire, with his wife, Lisa, and dog Madison. Visit him at www.seacoastbeveragelab.com.
We've just learned--happy coincidence!--that our friends in True Brew Cafe will be hosting a beer tasting at the same time as our author event. This will be a great night at Gibson's for beer lovers!

August sale!
You deserve a reward if you've read this far. Our annual August sale will be this weekend, Friday through Sunday. Almost everything in the store, plus most special orders, will be 25% off! Tell all your friends!
Store hours for the sale: Fri-Sat 9-9; Sun 11-6.

New store hours
We're making a minor adjustment to our store hours, starting next week (August 25). Our new store hours will be Monday through Wednesday from 9 AM to 7 PM; Thursday through Saturday from 9 AM to 9 PM; and Sunday from 11-6.
(The short version of why? Concord does not have a lot of night life early in the week. But when we have events we will stay open late, until 9 PM, even on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Call ahead to check.)

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